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  • Literary Theoryby Clare Connors

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 7.99

    Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and isms?, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context. Using selections from works including Annie Proulx?s Brokeback Mountain?, this unpretentious introduction highlights how enjoyable it is to think... more...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new... more...

  • An Early Selfby Susanne Zepp

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    What role has Jewish intellectual culture played in the development of modern Romance literature? Susanne Zepp seeks to answer this question through an examination of five influential early modern texts written between 1499 and 1627: Fernando de Rojas's La Celestina , Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore , the anonymous tale Lazarillo de Tormes (the... more...

  • Introducing Comparative Literatureby César Domínguez; Haun Saussy; Darío Villanueva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature... more...

  • Smart Pop Preview 2014by Debra Driza; Lauren Wilson; Terri Clark; V. Arrow; Anne Jamison

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 0.00

    Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays! Volume Includes: "Truth and Lies" – Debra Driza Downtown Chicago Faction Map from "Mapping Divergent's Chicago" – V. Arrow From Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy , edited by Leah Wilson "Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse"... more...

  • Mark of the Beastby Alfredo Bonadeo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. On the one hand, it brought an end to a sense of optimism and decency bred by the prosperity of nineteenth-century Europe. On the other, it brought forth a sense of futility and alienation that has since pervaded European thought. That cataclysmic experience... more...

  • Reading Deconstruction/Deconstructive Readingby George Douglas Atkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Deconstruction -- a mode of close reading associated with the contemporary philosopher Jacques Derrida and other members of the "Yale School" -- is the current critical rage, and is likely to remain so for some time. Reading Deconstruction / Deconstructive Reading offers a unique, informed, and badly needed introduction to this important movement,... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Today's music, painting, and film share with literature in the development of a new aesthetic, even as these other arts influence (and are influenced by) literary themes and structures. And at the same time the music and art of the past continue to re-echo in twentieth-century letters. The thirteen essays gathered here open a fine and varied view... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary... more...

  • The Computation of Styleby Anthony Kenny

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Each year more and more scholars are becoming aware of the importance of the statistical study of literary texts. The present book is the first elementary introduction in English for those wishing to use statistical techniques in the study of literature. Unlike other introductions to statistics, it specifically emphasizes those techniques most useful... more...